Chocolate coconut almond butter dip

This chocolate coconut almond butter dip is part nut butter, part chocolate fondue and equally delicious as both.
Chocolate coconut almond butter dip

I’ve either been dating, engaged or married to Ulysses for over 13 years. In that time, I could count on one hand the amount of times we’ve seen a chick flick movie in the theater and this is in the context of (easily) over 100 movies we’ve seen in a movie theater. Of those handful of chick flicks, at least 2 of them would be because of Matthew McConaughey’s starring role and my husband’s borderline inappropriate obsession with him. We’re on a first name basis with Matthew in this household. Weird? Yes.

So, you might imagine my jaw dropping reaction yesterday as we drove past the $3 movie theater and Ulysses turns around from reading the sign of what movies were playing to say “Ooooh, ooooh, oooh! Twilight is playing! Can we see it? We could go on Valentine’s Day!” like an Edward crazed 15 year old girl.

Chocolate coconut almond butter

Um, who are you and what the hell have you done to my husband?

First, you turn down wannabe apple pies and now you’re BEGGING me to see Twilight?

Chocolate almond butter with coconut

This should be my dream situation though, right? He never wants to see chick flicks but now I’ve got him basically pleading to see the chick flick of ALL chick flicks (or at least of this decade).


I cannot stand the twilight craze.

I didn’t read the books. I HATE vampire storylines. I’m grossed out by the extreme paleness going on between Edward and Bella. And honestly, Bella irks me to my core. I’m not sure it’s possible to get any more pathetic than her. Her obsession with Edward and her helplessness without him sickens me.

And, now I sound like the biggest feminist in the world.

The kicker? The movie only plays at 3:50 and 9:10. Obviously, the first showing is out because of this thing called a j-o-b. So we’re left with 9:10. I can’t even think of a weeknight in the past year that I haven’t been in pajamas by 9pm, if not before.

Chocolate coconut almond butter dip

Valentine’s Day for her….make dinner at home and chocolate almond butter dip for dessert.

Valentine’s Day for him…see Twilight.

What did I say about opposites attracting?

Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter Dip

Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter Dip

Yield: about 1 cup
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This chocolate coconut almond butter dip is part nut butter, part chocolate fondue and equally delicious as both.


  • 1 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roast almonds for about 10 minutes until just toasted.
  2. Let cool for 2-3 minutes then place in food processor.
  3. Process for about 10 minutes, scraping down sides occasionally until smooth, creamy nut butter forms.
  4. Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together in a small saucepan over low heat.
  5. Pour chocolate/coconut mixture into food processor with the almond butter. Add vanilla & salt and process for another minute until fully incorporated.
  6. Pour into jar or ramekin. Keep refrigerated.


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  1. Julie @ Table for Two

    uh, this is like the most sinful and amazing combination of flavors, ever!! i would literally dip everything and anything in this!! oh, and don’t sweat it, the second i walk in the door, my pants fall off and i’m in yoga pants the rest of the evening. is that TMI? ;)

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      haha no. Imagine working from home…I go from pj’s to workout clothes back to pj’s in the span of 10 hours. My poor husband sees me in nothing but sweats. ha!

      1. Amanda

        I do this too! Pj’s to yoga pants (for working, duh) to workout clothes back to pj’s…but I do shower every day, so at least there’s that. And sometimes, if I’m feeling ambitious, I put on a little mascara and lip gloss. Very fancy.

        P.S. Your photography has been AWESOME recently. Do you use natural light? My husband is helping me create a little lighting setup since my apartment doesn’t get a ton of light. Looking forward to (hopefully) being able to take photos outside of that 1 hour window when the light is decent.

        1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

          Thanks Amanda! I do use natural light. My dining room gets awesome light pretty much from 9-4 so I’m very lucky in that regard. I haven’t changed anything about where or how I’m shooting, but I’ve finally figured out the processing/sizing/editing part which has made a big difference in the quality. I was re-sizing and not shooting in RAW before and losing a lot of quality in that whole process whereas now, I’m shooting in RAW, editing in RAW converting to JPEG and uploading to Flickr as the actual size and then letting Flickr re-size to fit my content area (640 pixels…which I recently made bigger from 565 because the sizing down from 640-565 was killing my quality too). Long answer to a short question! haha

          I’ve never played around with the whole light box thing since I don’t really need to but it works for tons of people!

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      Haha, I actually thought of that exact phrase while typing up the post but refrained from calling it that. But, that’s exactly what it is!

  2. Tiff

    Enjoy the flick. I don’t know much about the Twilight “saga,” but I do know that I’d probably prefer to be in my pajamas at that time as well.

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      haha no! I wish I had gotten a legit food processor for my shower but I stupidly registered for a combo processor/blender. The blender part was fine but the processor part was pathetic. It took 5 years to get my “big girl” one and it’s SOOO worth it! Hope you get it :)

  3. Katie

    I don’t get the Twilight thing… all. It annoys me that there are now vampire shows everywhere. The paleness and the pouting have got to go. The dip on the on hand looks fabulous!

  4. Margarita

    As for Twilight, I read all four books and hated myself the whole entire time. Gotta admit, somehow I was hooked but it was poor literature. I watched the first movie and the acting was horrible. Never again will I waste my time on those movies.

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      Katniss IS kick ass. Love her! Bella isn’t even on the same playing field as Katniss. No comparison!

  5. Heidi @ Food Doodles

    Haha, I’m totally with ya. I liked the books before the movies came out(I think I was 18, give me a break, haha. Yeah I’m embarrassed), and then when the movies came out I realized how ridiculous the story was. Plus, Bella in the movies(at least the one I saw) drove me NUTS.
    Anywho, love the dip :D Does it solidify more in the fridge or is it still dippable? Love the almond coconut combo with chocolate – yummy!

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      It does harden up a bit in the fridge from the coconut oil + chocolate and turn into more of a nut butter consistency than a dip. Either way…still delicious! I put one container in the fridge and left one out for the best of both worlds :)

  6. erin

    I’m with you also- no twilight for me! But at least you have this delicious looking dip. I couldn’t totally see me eating this all with strawberries!

  7. kari @ Running Ricig

    Why exactly does Ulysses want to see Twilight? Also, the movies are terrible, but the books are so terrible they’re awesome. I hate vampires too, but it’s worth reading.

  8. Jen @ Renaissance Ma'am

    So… did you actually go see Twilight? Is there any chance Ulysses was being sarcastic? Oh I hope so. Something about those two actors together just physically makes me gag.

    I’d rather stay home and make this fabulous-looking dip, too.

  9. Deanna

    I really don’t get the Twilight craze. It just doesn’t make sense to me. But this is coming from a super hard core Harry Potter fan so…maybe I’m biased. Something I’m totally in favor of? Chocolate Almond Butter. I’m assuming the spoon in it is for eating it with, not for stirring.

  10. Kat

    I think it’s because you’re tying the actors to the characters. Just my opinion ;) Tell Ulys that I’ll go see it with him. Even though I’ve seen all of them ;) And I hate them all for not being like the books. Yup – LOSER! Right here!

    Different note – OMG THOSE photos and that chocolate. I’m DROOOOLING.

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